Through my lens

  • Kendra

2019 has been a gentle reminder to look for the small pleasures and special moments that each day brings. It has reminded me to be grateful for the blessings of another day and given me greater clarity that it really is the little things in life that bring the greatest joy.

In early February I had the pleasure of attending the Click Away Photography Conference in California. It was an inspiring and energizing 3 days of learning, photographing and networking with an amazing group of female photographers from around the world. I had the pleasure of working closely with this incredibly talented and empowering group during the conference. Their enthusiasm and joy were uplifting, and I believe we helped elevate each other’s work and bring our creative visions to new levels. This conference revitalized my passion for my craft and reinforced why I do what I do – to bring you lasting memories of your special life stories. I’m grateful for these ladies, this conference and its teachings and the gift of photography.

Little did I suspect however that a week after returning home from that conference, my entire world was about to implode. On Monday, February 18, 2019, my brother Kerry passed at the age of forty. There was no warning, no notice. One second he was here smiling, laughing boisterously, playing his guitar and the next second, he was gone. Our hearts are forever shattered. You never envision losing a sibling; they’re supposed to be part of your past, your present and your future. In the six months since his passing, life has been a very different reality.

Kerry was a great supporter of my art and one of my biggest fans. Losing him has significantly influenced my perspective as a photographer. It has given me even greater clarity on why I do what I do and the importance of having those special photos of your family. Those photos of family and friends with Kerry and the memories and feelings they invoke are what I’m holding dear in my heart. I’m grateful for the time we shared with Kerry, my family and our cherished memories.

Photography is my gift and being able to capture your memories and your stories is even more significant to me now. So, with my head held high, my camera in hand, I will continue to do as Kerry would have wanted – “Kerry” on. I can still hear him saying in his not so accurate Yoda voice, “Party on, you must.”

I am grateful.

  • Kendra

Updated: Aug 28, 2019

I’m so pleased to share my new website and celebrate FIVE amazing years with Portraits by Kendra! I have all kinds of surprises planned to celebrate my anniversary year and thank you for your loyalty and friendship. Contests, giveaways, special events …. they will all be announced here on my new website first!

There are a number of new features on my new site that I hope you’ll enjoy including my new blog called, Through My Lens. I’ll be featuring tips and tricks on capturing your own vacation photos, displaying your photos and preserving your memories, prepping for a photoshoot, the importance of colours, gift ideas for Mother’s and Father’s Day etc.

Be sure to visit my Exclusive Events page regularly to stay up to date on special sessions I’ll be offering throughout the year including Business Portraits, special Family sessions, Fall Spectaculars, Summer Fun and more!

Please view my Showcase page for inspiration for your next photography session with Portraits by Kendra. You’ll get a feel for my style and creativity and recognize that I don’t shoot what I see, I capture what I feel.

I’m also excited to offer all new packages. Each includes a consultation prior to your session to help me get to know you and vice versa. It’s important that we discuss your vision and how I can make it come alive; after all investing in photos and creating cherished memories is one of the most wonderful things you can do for you and your family. I want you to feel excited and comfortable throughout your portrait experience. I also provide fine, detailed, hand-editing of your finished photos. To learn more please visit my Pricing Menu.

Please feel free to take a stroll through my new site and visit often as it’s going to be a busy and amazing year!

I hope to meet you soon to create lasting memories.